Children who front Richard Dawkins' atheist ads are evangelicals
By RUTH GLEDHILL - TIMESONLINE
Added: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 00:00:00 UTC
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The two children chosen to front Richard Dawkinsâs latest assault on God could not look more free of the misery he associates with religious baggage. With the slogan âPlease donât label me. Let me grow up and choose for myselfâ, the youngsters with broad grins seem to be the perfect advertisement for the new atheism being promoted by Professor Dawkins and the British Humanist Association.
Except that they are about as far from atheism as it is possible to be. The Times can reveal that Charlotte, 8, and Ollie, 7, are from one of the countryâs most devout Christian families.
Their father, Brad Mason, is something of a celebrity within evangelical circles as the drummer for the popular Christian musician Noel Richards. Now a web designer and photographer, Mr Mason has been supplementing his income for years by providing photographs to agencies who sell them on to newspapers and advertising campaigns.
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